Witch hazel is a type of shrub that is native to North America. It is used in teas and ointments in the folk medicine community. This simple shrub can be beneficial when used in your skincare routine.

1. Relieves Inflammation

Inflammation is an immune response that is designed to protect your body from injury. Witch hazel naturally has anti-inflammatory properties, including gallic acid and tannins. It can also soothe puffy, irritated under eyes.

2. Reduces skin irritation

Those with sensitive skin may see benefits when applying witch hazel for relief from inflamed or irritated skin. Studies have shown that witch hazel may reduce redness and irritation when applied topically.

3. Protects against damage

In a study of plant extracts, witch hazel has a high percentage of antioxidant activity, at around 82%. Therefore, witch hazel is very useful in preventing skin damage from outside sources, like pollution and sun damage. The amount of tannins in witch hazel can also act as a barrier and prevent pollution and other inflammation-causing substances from entering your skin.

4. Can aid with blemishes

Witch hazel acts as an astringent, due to its high tannin content when the plant is steam distilled. Because of this, witch hazel can help with blemishes and large pores and is included in many blemish controlling products on the market.

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